I think it would be great if banks provided "read-only" access for on-line banking - a set of credentials, which can only be used to view the current state of the accounts, but which would not allow to execute any operations. The advantages of this approach are:
In C++ you can declare class methods as
const. The idea is that a
const method does not change the value of instance' member variables (and doesn't call non-const methods on them).
Prices for both commercial and residential property seem to go up, especially in London.
If you tried to install Service Pack 1 for Visual Studio .NET 2005 (aka KB926601), via Microsoft Update or manually, chances are high that the upgrade failed. The reason is that the deployment MSI package is almost 500M large. Before the actual installation process begins, Windows tries to verify the package. In order to do it it needs to load it into a continuous block of memory. Since even modern machines might not have that much memory available, the process fails and causes the upgrade to fail as well. An error, similar to "Error 1718.
A nice story about one guy, who used to be a trader and decided to quit for good. The moral of the article, in my opinion, is that not everyone should play on the financial markets. Not really surprising.
Looking for a way to integrate Subversion with Visual Studio .NET 2005 I came across AnkhSVN - an open source VS.NET plugin which does exactly that.
An article in EconBrowser tells an interesting and probably worrying story of an employee pension fund for the City of San Diego, USA.
A very interesting article in The Guardian tells the story of a nice elderly couple from Ashford, UK, which has built a property empire worth £280 million. It's simply amazing what you can reach, if you start at the right time and in the right place.